MaxVerstappen33 Posted December 3, 2021 Share Posted December 3, 2021 The correct answer is Chiarelli. Mac-T was criticized for inaction and being in the old boys club. And Chiarelli was the new face, cup winning GM. Mac-T was the kind of GM who would simply refuse to do a deal if the value isn't there. This is why he didn't trade Taylor Hall or Eberle. But Chiarelli was the type who would do deals for the sake of doing deals. Sometimes the best deals are the ones you didn't do. Remember the rumors that Nonis was going to trade for Brad Richards ? It was Edler, Grabner and a 1st or something insane. I'd say we are lucky in this franchise that we've never had a reckless GM. (knock on wood) Mike Gillis or Bennning have not been one of these. But it is funny and ridiculous to see Benning critics try and map this onto Benning by declaring Tanner Pearson a "bloated unmovable contract". Or saying that Sbisa's whopping 3 year deal is a "fireable offense". Benning might be mediocre, just like Mac-T was. But to put him up there with the Chiarelli's is asinine. And be careful what you wish for. I would rather keep Benning than risk getting one of these true franchise crippling GM's. This fanbase doesn't even know what its like to have a truly painful lopsided trade. So be careful what you wish for. This board would truly melt down if we were on the end of some of the trades that have gone on in this league thanks to reckless GM's. The meltdowns we've had are a walk in the park compared to these. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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